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August 2016

August is New Zealand Family History Month

Do you know where you come from? Take the opportunity during this month, to learn about your ancestors by attending some of the many talks, workshops, tours and research opportunities being held by libraries, archives, museums and family history and heritage societies.

check out  Eventfinder for more details.



Personal Tuition at the FRC during August (Booking is Essential)

Times:  Monday 9.30,  11.00,  12.30,  14.00

Tuesday 12.30,  14.00

Wednesday 9.30, 11.00, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00

Thursday 9.30, 11.00, 12.30, 14.00

Saturday 9.30, 11.00, 12.30, 14.00

Cost:  one person + one volunteer + one hour + one topic

Members - $12 per session

 Non members - $32 per session

for topics and how to book click HERE



29th - Julie MacDonald - The odd side of my family

Come along and let Julie show you how to research the female line of your family.  This is sure to be a popular presentation for those who have ‘missing’ women on their family trees.

Time: 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm



31st - Michelle Patient - Successful Search Strategies

Join Michelle as she provides tips, tools and hints on how to turn searching into re-searching.  Learn how to really enjoy your research and be more efficient with it.  Michelle will teach you skills that might help break through those barriers in compiling your family tree.

Time: 10.30 am to midday


NZSG Papakura

31st - Immigration and Shipping Resources

Venue: Our House,  11 Opaheke Road, Papakura

Time: 7.30pm


NZSG Canterbury

31st -  Gerard Hindmarsh -  Using the example of his own Italian forebears, Vincenzo and Angelina Moleta

Gerard Hindmarsh talks about his own family story and the writing of his best selling book Angelina - From Stromboli to D'urville Island: A Family's Story. His ten years of exhaustive research included oral and written histories, extensive travel and detailed research into time and period resulted in the moving account that captures the struggles and triumphs of pioneering immigrant life in New Zealand.

Venue:  Parkview Community Lounge Hall 

Time:  10 am

Visitors are very welcome to come along and join us.

A gold coin donation would be appreciated.



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